Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Geronticus eremita Common name Northern Bald Ibis
Population name South-west Asia
Breeding range SW Asia Non-breeding range West Asia/East Africa
Red List Category Critically Endangered
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 27 27 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 27 50 [R519]
WPE 3 2002 2002 7 7 [R58]
WPE 4 2004 2004 7 7 [S4317] [R582]
WPE 5 2004 2004 7 7 Census based [R582]
CSR 4 2004 2004 7 7 Census based [R582]
CSR 5 2004 2004 7 7 Census based [R582]
CSR 6 2014 2014 4 4 Census based [S8504] [R1404]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 3 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 4 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 DEC Good [R519]
CSR 4 1987 1991 DEC Good [R519]
CSR 5 1987 1991 DEC Good [R519]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Good [T6501] [R1404]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1
WPE 2 1997 1
WPE 3 2002 1
WPE 4 2006 1
WPE 5 2012 1
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R58 - Van den Berg, A. 2002. WP Reports. Dutch Birding 24: 234-235.
  • R582 - Serra, G., Addallah, M., Assaed, A., Abdallah, A., Al Qaim, G., Fayad, T., and Williamson, D. 2004. Discovery of a relict breeding colony of northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita in Syria. Oryx 38 (1): 106-108.
  • R1404 - Bowden, C., in litt., 2014.

Notes

  • S4317 - In the 1990s, this population was reduced to the artificially maintained colony at Birecik, Turkey, where nearly 100 birds remain. In 2002, 3 pairs with eggs and a seventh adult were discovered at a breeding colony in central Syria.
  • S8504 - 4 birds present on Ethiopian wintering site in January, but only one individual returned to the Syrian breeding site for the second consecutive year (Bowden, in litt.).
  • T6501 - Significant long-term decline.



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